Students in the eastern province of Kars asked the government for help in a video where they're seen doing classwork on a barren hill, the only spot where they can access the internet. Former main opposition deputy Barış Yarkadaş noted that remote education wasn't as effective as the government made it seem.
A one-year-old toddler has been tortured to death in Istanbul, daily Birgün reported on Sept. 28. The toddler named “Hayat” (which translates as “Life” in Turkish) was reported to have bruises and burn scars on the body. The police reportedly detained the father whereas the mother is currently missing.
Turkish children reported the lowest life satisfaction among 38 developed and emerging countries, a UNICEF report said on Sept. 3. Turkey also has the second highest rate of child mortality, following Mexico.
A children's tale in Turkey was slammed by a columnist for using storylines and expressions that normalize rape and violence. A child psychologist noted that reading this content would normalize violence in children's minds.
AKP Old Guard’s oppressive statements on women and their glorification of the family at the expense of women no longer sit well with the young conservatives, particularly women.
780 children are behind bars with their mothers, Turkey's Human Rights in Mental Health Initiative Association (RUHİSAK) reported. Meanwhile, an additional 10,000 experience some jail time annually, while another 120,000 deal with legal procedures.
Nilüfer Bulut writes: Forced Islamization was one of the methods of survival during what Armenians call “Medz Yeghern,” the great catastrophe. Professor Zerrin Kurtoğlu Şahin says that by complying with the imposition of Islamization, these Armenians (mostly women and children) were assured their biological existence, but their cultural and social connections were ripped away.
Six Syrian students living in the southern province of Hatay were the victims of a racist attack, leaving two in critical condition. “I lost nearly all of the male children in my family in the Syrian civil war. We didn't come to Turkey for my brother to be the victim of a racist attack,” said Dua Muhammet, the older sister of one of the boys.
It should be asked to President Erdoğan, “Those religious interpretations that you found malevolent five years ago are now praiseworthy. Is that the reason the Istanbul Convention is now being debated? Will the right to live and women’s rights be submitted for the approval of the enemies of women?
Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) has called for the release of Eylem Oyunlu, who is currently behind bars in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on charges of 'assisting a terror organization' with her two young children. Oyunlu's 3-week-old baby is suffering from a blocked tear duct and the two-year-old has chronic bronchitis.
A parliamentary commission revealed that some 462 children in Turkey died under suspicious conditions in 2019. Police data showed that 21 children's deaths were suicides and 29 were the result of poisoning.
A court failed to arrest a man accused of molesting his children after the third hearing of the case against him. A prosecutor had previously failed to convict him because of an ongoing divorce case with the children's mother.
Serpil Kurtay reports: In a joint effort between Gökçeada mayor Ünal Çetin and bio-architect Merve Tekin Sezgin, a 'children's village' is planned to be established on the island, and will function as a place for children to take part in decision-making and creating infrastructure together.
Serkan Alan reports: A recent parliamentary commission report on the prevention of suspicious deaths of children in Turkey suggested that the families of children deemed by experts to be at risk of violence should be monitored, and that if necessary the children should be removed from their homes.
Children of miners who died in Turkey’s biggest accident visit fathers’ graves on anniversary of disaster
The children of the 301 miners who died in the largest mining accident in Turkey's modern history visited their fathers’ graves on the anniversary of the disaster. Though people under 20 have been under curfew for nearly two months, kids rushed to their fathers’ graves during a four-hour exemption on May 13.